Where it All Began
The Trinity Museum is located on Church Road just beyond St. Paul’s Anglican Church, in an old salt box style house, dating from the 1880s. The home was first lived in by a family with the surname of DeGrish, whose ancestry has been traced back to Christchurch, Hampshire, England. The Trinity Historical Society purchased the home from Mr. and Mrs. Walter Toope, the daughter of George DeGrish, in 1964 and opened it as a Museum in 1967.
When the museum first began it contained approximately 250 artifacts and it currently houses over 3,000 with many of our larger pieces being placed in storage due to the lack of space. There are seven rooms in the museum each with its own theme that centers around various activities that used to take place in the town and area . These artifacts interpret the history through its stories of the local people and places. The Trinity Museum was the first to be opened outside of St. John’s and was also the first historic site to open in Trinity. From the museum tourism and the preservation of the town’s history began. The Museum is open seven days a week from May - September from 10 AM - 5:30 PM. Admission to the museum and the other six historic sites (Green Family Forge, Interpretation Centre, Lester-Garland House, Ryan’s Shop, Cooperage and Hiscock House) is $12.00 per adult. Children 12 and under are FREE. Please drop by for a visit as you never know what you may find.